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ERIC Number: EJ850660
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1069-1898
Characteristics and Performance of Students in an Online Section of Business Statistics
Dutton, John; Dutton, Marilyn
Journal of Statistics Education, v13 n3 Nov 2005
We compare students in online and lecture sections of a business statistics class taught simultaneously by the same instructor using the same content, assignments, and exams in the fall of 2001. Student data are based on class grades, registration records, and two surveys. The surveys asked for information on preparedness, reasons for section choice, and evaluations of course experience and satisfaction. Using descriptive statistics, regression analysis and standard hypothesis tests, we test for significant differences between the online and lecture sections with regard to performance and satisfaction with the course as well as motivation and preparedness for taking an online course. We report several differences, including better performance by online students. (Contains 10 tables and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A